African Studies


The African Studies minor provides a solid foundation for careers in teaching, research, and other professional work for which knowledge of Africa is essential. The faculty is composed of more than 100 members campus-wide who teach courses with African content.

About this Program

Center Information

As a National Resource Center for African Studies, the mission of the center is to promote excellence in teaching and research on Africa in all the disciplines at the University of Florida. The Center for African Studies also disseminates knowledge about Africa to the wider community through an integrated outreach program to schools, colleges, community groups, and businesses.
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Related Programs

The Center for African Studies offers semester and academic-year programs at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Makerere University (Uganda), as well as various summer programs.

The list of approved Africa-related electives can be found on the Center for African Studies website.
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Choose to complete a general concentration or select a track.

Track One

Languages and Linguistics

Track Two

Arts and Literatures

Track Three

Culture, History, and Politics

Track Four

Environment, Resources, and Development

Requirements | General Concentration

  • Students seeking to apply UF study abroad credit toward the minor must complete one 3 credit minor course in residence at UF.
  • Transfer students must complete at least two 3 credit minor courses in residence at UF.
  • No more than 3 credits of 4905 coursework (Individual Work) can be used toward the minor and none of the credits can apply to the 3000-level or above elective requirement.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

Select one:3
Africa in World History
The African Experience: An Introduction to African Studies
African Humanities
African studies approved elective (2000-level or above)3
African studies approved electives (3000-level or above)9
Total Credits15